Absolutely. Ray Porter brings the story to life.
Wow!! Tight plot, unrelenting pace, great characters, and of course, Ray Porter.
Well, he is an Audio God. I am a total fan girl of his. Every character has their own distinct voice. And they're all different and easily identifiable. How does he do that??
Two that really got me. I'm not going to tell you because I don't want to spoil it for you.
This is the best entry yet in an incredible series!!
Absolutely! It is a phenomenal story of battle and brotherhood, read by (in my humble opinion) the finest audio book narrator EVER.
The sense of the author as a human shines through. I love the camaraderie the men share, and the lengths they are willing to go to for one another. War is terrible, but for some men it brings out the very best of human nature. Absolutely incredible. And even with the serious subject matter, there were several times I laughed out loud!
You are probably all tired of hearing me say that Ray Porter is the God of Audio. TOUGH!! I'm gonna say it again!! With his masterful telling of the story, each character is immediately recognizable and you get a real sense of the person. Mr. Porter, if you ever read these reviews, I'd like to personally thank you for the hundreds of hours we've spent together. You are a genius!
Yes, but circumstances dictated otherwise. I will listen to this book again.
Want to know what a stand up guy Mr. Bellavia is? He was awarded the Silver Star for his actions during the second Battle of Fallujah and he never once refers to that award in the book. Instead he focuses on the bravery of his comrades while openly discussing his own perceived shortcomings and fears. He is a true Hero. Bless you, Sergeant Bellavia.
For non-fiction it's absolutely in the top three.
Like is a hard word to use. It's a hard story, which clearly points out how military "leaders" in Washington fubar-ed the troops with boots on the ground. I was deeply moved by the stories of the individual Marines, their heroism, bravery and loyalty to each other.
Yes. Ray Porter is an audio god. If he reads a book, I listen. He is, in my opinion, the finest voice in audiobooks.
It certainly gave me a lot to think about.
This is a stunning book. Read it, prepared to be both disgusted by our government and proud to the point of tears for all the members of the United States Marine Corps.
I will probably revisit the whole series again before the next book comes out, just to refresh my memory.
Agent Franks has always been a high point in the series, so it was nice to "flesh" out his backstory (see what I did there?).
Just as great as always. Very. Consistent reader and the voices never change from one story to the next.
I have no idea.
Another winning installment in a fun series.
Dunno. I've only experienced the audio version.
Ha! Nice try. My lips are sealed.
Kalladin and Pattern.
No. There is a lot going on and it's nice to take a break and process it all.
Love this series. I cannot wait for the 3rd installment.
Compelling, succinct, and evocative.
The tenacity and adaptability of the men in extremely adverse conditions. There wasn't anything uninteresting about the story. In fact, I wish there had been more info on the men before and after the voyage. I wanted to know more.
Very good with all the voices and excellent pacing.
We are all wussies now.....these were REAL men.
Yes. Because it was magnificent. Stop reading this review right now and download the book.
You're still here? What's wrong with you?
Sigh. You need more convincing? The narrators knocked this one out of the park both were amazing.
I couldn't stop listening. All the characters, the world they inhabited, their social customs, how everything worked...just amazing.
Ok, you're done. Now go get the book. You might as well get the second one tool it's even better.
Walt Longmire Rules.
True confession time. The mysteries always take a backseat to the characters and their interactions for me. I would enjoy a story where Walt, Henry, Lonny,and Lucian and went camping and did nothing bust fish and talk just as much as the most mysterious mystery.
Well, he IS Walt Longmire and even more so, he IS Henry Standing Bear. He completely ruined the television series for me.
Walt, at the end.
You won't go wrong with this series, but you'll get so much more out of it if you listen to it in order.
I don't think so. The story isn't bad. The characters are well done and we are given enough of their backstory to really feel like we know them. My problem is twofold: are all the other people in this world seriously STUPID?? They never thought of the rather simple solution that the Warden Man comes up with? REALLY?? I found myself asking "why don't they just do ***" almost immediately. It was a long wait for someone in the story to think of it.
My other problem is with the character *****SPOILER****** who is savagely raped. I get how it "made sense" in the story but I cannot believe that a few days after that attack she would be throwing herself at a man she isn't even sure she likes. I thought it was callous and out of character for me.
Yes. All those. I saw a pathway where this could have been an amazing book.
Maybe I'm just getting old. I dunno.I love character development, but the main characters can't be the only smart people on the whole planet.
The narration was superb. I felt like each of the main characters was a real and separate individual. The pacing of the story and the way to jumped from present day to "The Day" was wonderful.
I was fully prepared to dislike both of the Wicked Girls. But I found myself caring about their fates very much. I don't think I could choose between them.
All. The girls were so different and she voiced them both wonderfully.
Well, I obviously wouldn't want to take them both......but maybe I could take them each on different nights? I'd love to hear more of their stories.
For me, this novel surpasses a mere "thriller" or "mystery", and takes us deep into the meat of what it is to be human, to make mistakes, and to live with the consequences of seemingly insignificant choices. How life is not "fair", the road to Hell really can be paved with good intentions, and sometimes chance/luck/fate makes all the difference. A very powerful and moving performance of an unsettling and profound story.
Oh, somewhere in the top 50. I listen to A LOT of audio books.
I liked Piper. She was an ordinary extraordinary girl.
I liked Piper. Through her journal entries, I felt like I really knew her. She was a very realistic teenaged girl.
Trust No One.
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